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I don't have the ability to remove the power from the Remote RRC.  Since others have been able to connect, it doesn't seem like it would be ther problem.

I disconnected the DC power, and also removed the USB cable to make sure it didn't get any power that way.  Waited 5 minutes, then connected everything up.  No joy:
Connection Status: OK
SIP Status: Idle
Last SIP Error: None
RTP Status: Disconnected
UDP Cmd Status: Disconnected

I went one more step and removed the cover from the unit, to see if there was any visible damage to any of the parts inside the unit.  Directly behind the Com2 input for the Control radio RS232 connection, there is a part that is reddish with no part number visible on the top.  Above that part, there is what looks like an SMT cap that is there, and below that part there looks like a set of pads for an SMT cap, but no cap.  From the picture on the website (Open the Box), it appears that there is an SMT
cap there, but that could have changed in production.  There were also no little pieces of parts rolling around inside the cabinet, nor any traces of an SMT part left on the solder pads.  BTW, the SN on my unit is 4743.

I'm going to the Remote site tomorrow, so I could take this unit with me and see if it works when hooked to the local network.
If it doesn't work there, it certainly won't work over the Internet.

Also, I'm assuming that the DB9 adapter is just a gender changer, and not to convert the cable to a null modem type.

Dennis W1UE

DNS Status: OK, =

DHCP is "yes"

Under IP settings:
IP Address:

Control RRC located at my home.

Only hardware that changed in my system since it worked- the FIOS interface box got zapped a while back, probably from a surge on the AC line.  If it was zapped by a surge, nothing else in the house got zapped by that same surge.  Control unit
was on at the time, though.

Dennis W1UE

Yes, the Control location is outside the Remote network.  The location did work, and I haven't changed any of the settings that I know of.

A few more bits of info:
1. I hooked the K3 up to the computer today.  Communications from the K3 to N1MM and from N1MM to the K3 were all successful.
2. I can access the Control Remote unit via Microbit and over the web.
   The status shows that the radio is "Off" even when its on in front of me.  The SIP Status is Idle, and the DNS Status is OK.

I also hooked up the computer and N1MM via the Com1 on the Control unit.  I could not communicate with the local radio, but I'm not sure that it should work.


My Remote rig was working fine as late as 3 months ago.  With the summer here, and other contests, I disconnected my K3 to use it elsewhere.  Finally got around to hooking it up this weekend, and find I can no longer access the remote station.

I have verified that the Remote Station works; 2 others have been able to access it with the settings that it has.  However, I
can't access it from my control unit.  I have checked the setups in Control and Remote units, and they match. 

When I turn my K3 on, it comes up in the NORM mode.  When I put it into the TERM mode, it just stays there with TERM on the LCD display.  It doesn't connect, the Remote unit radio doesn't say its on, and it just hangs there.

The only hardware changed since I know it worked was the replacement of the FIOS interface box.  Mine, and my neighbor's box, both got taken out apparently by a voltage surge.  The FIOS interface box was hard wired to the wireless modem, and the Remote Rig Control Unit was hardwired through a switch to the wireless router, but none of the other 10 or so items in the house that were hardwired to the FIOS box got zapped.

At this point, I'm getting frustrated and am out of ideas.  Any help?  Thanks.

Dennis W1UE

Next time it happens, I will check that.

Dennis W1UE

I have not seen the BSOD here- using Win7 64 bit.  I have noticed that the virtual serial port that I use for RTTY does stop working after awhile, and I find a reboot necessary for it to work again.  Yes, I have that USB port power control set at "Never
turn off", or whatever the wording is to keep Win7 from shutting down the power to the port.

Dennis W1UE

General discussion forum / Re: Twin K3 code BCD socket ACC ?
« on: 2013-08-03, 12:26:53 »
I have a similar setup.  Remote K3 has band decoder hooked up to ACC socket.  Works fine.

Is Config:K103 set to NOR on the remote K3? 

Dennis W1UE

Marvin- I'm pretty sure you need a rotor control box for any rotor.  How else are you going to get the voltages for the rotor motor?  Also, the RS232 cable plugs into the rotor control box- not into the rotor motor housing. 

One other consideration you probably need to take into account- where are you going with your remote station?  Are you only going to rotate one antenna?  If I assume you will have some kind of antenna to cover 20/17/15/12/10 meters, are you going to have dipoles for 40/80/160? How are you going to switch antennas?  Are you going to add a linear in the future? 

I know this really doesn't answer your question, but I would hesitate to look at a solution to just rotating an antenna unless that is all you intend to do.


I posted a message several months back on how I set up my station to use N1MM to key CW/RTTY using the Remote Rig setup.  It should be easy to find in the listing.  My way is certainly not the only way, but it worked for me.

Dennis W1UE

General discussion forum / Re: No Rx control from Remote RRC
« on: 2013-04-27, 12:36:30 »
Cockpit error!  Our RR Remote unit is part of an SO2R setup that is configured to not require any computer cabling changes when switching from RR to So2R.  When I rewired part of the station a week ago, I connected the computer cabling incorrectly.  The RR RS232 cable went to Radio B, instead of Radio A, while the ACC plug from RR went to Radio A.  I could turn the Remote Radio on and off, but of course no radio could pass from Remote to Control.

Changing wiring and all is good now.

Dennis W1UE

General discussion forum / Re: Choppy Audio from RR
« on: 2013-04-25, 12:54:39 »
Stu, we had the same problem at our remote site.  Audio worked great for several months, then all of a sudden it became very choppy.   After examining the issue, our conclusion was that the Internet provider was the problem.  We complained several times, and, although the Internet provider never said it was their problem, the problem went away and hasn't returned.  We still figure it was the Internet provider, as we did nothing at the station that stopped the problem.

Dennis W1UE

General discussion forum / No Rx control from Remote RRC
« on: 2013-04-22, 16:47:18 »
Before I make the trip down there, I thought I'd see if there was something I could do from here to fix this.

The Remote RRC has stopped taking Rx commands from the Control RRC.  We can connect, get Rx audio, and the yellow light shines on the Control RRC, but we don't get the remote K3 Rx info on the control K3, i.e. no radio data is being received.  The control K3 display just gets frozen, and no button pushing or knob turning makes a difference, nor changes the audio received.

I have gone in through the VPN and restarted the Remote RRC, but that didn't fix it.  I made sure the Control K3 is in TERM mode, so that isn't it.  Any one else have any suggestions?

Dennis W1UE

General discussion forum / Re: rf feedback
« on: 2013-04-19, 00:44:48 »

How do you hear the feedback?  Is it in the audio stream from the Remote Rig unit?  Can you hear it if you listen to your on-air

What kind of audio cut- transmit or receive?  I occasionally lose Rx audio on my unit, and must reconnect.  It happens irregularly but its been about 10 hours of operation since it last happened.  Is that what you mean?

Dennis W1UE

General discussion forum / Re: Writelog and FSK
« on: 2013-03-20, 11:39:34 »
I'm not a WL guru, but I've had good success with N1MM Logger, and have it working well in RTTY with the RR modules.  For some ideas that you may find work in WL, read my posting under "Hardware, Cabling, and Installations", last reply on 2013-01-05.  You may find something there that will work in WL.

Dennis W1UE

Franco, I had the same problem.  The minimum signal from the Ctrl RR was too high a level for the soundboard I was using, and I was using the Line Input on the soundboard.  I went in and changed the "Radio Settings-Codec Out Gain" from the default 255 to
a value of 230.  Now the sound board isn't overdriven by RTTY signals.  I also put my headphones on the output of the soundboard, so I still have plenty of audio for CW and SSB.

Dennis W1UE

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